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bioaccumulate

(ˌbaɪəʊəˈkjuːmʊˌleɪt)
vb (intr)
(Biology) (of substances, esp toxins) to build up within the tissues of organisms
ˌbioacˌcumuˈlation n
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Translations
bioakkumulieren
생물농축되다
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This mercury ends up in oceans and rivers where it is absorbed by sea life and bioaccumulates in creatures at the top of the marine food chain.
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This is particularly worrisome because 2,4-D is much more toxic than Roundup; it is the seventh-largest source of dioxins (PDF) in our environment, and it bioaccumulates, meaning it builds up in our bodies and in the environment overtime.
Radioactive cesium, a carcinogen that bioaccumulates in animal, fish and human tissue, has been found throughout mainland Japan, in fish off the coast of Fukushima (thus closing that industry), and in large migratory fish such as Bluefin tuna off the coast of California.
Larger fish eat the herbivore fish that have eaten the dinoflagellates and the toxin bioaccumulates until it reaches large predatory fish like barracuda, grouper, snapper, and sea bass.
Mercury in particular bioaccumulates in the food chain, especially in the fatty tissue of fish, which then winds up on peoples' dinner plates.
Once this mercury gets into the marine food chain, it "bioaccumulates" in the larger predators.